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I had a day of depression and anxiety so I picked up the phone and called a friend. I tearfully explained how I was feeling about my situation with Lupus and Fibromyalgia. In friendship she read to me a scripture from the Bible about how I may be wasting away on the outside but I ...continue reading "Renewed from day to day – No1"

If ever I needed to hear a mother's wise voice it's now. For many women, we don't have the option of calling mom to ask midlife questions. We end up spinning out here, losing our minds, not understanding that there's a logical explanation for what's going on. I have laughed at older women and thought ...continue reading "A Mother’s Knowledge – The Menopause Talk"

My dreams weren't good but they didn't plague me. I laid in bed for a bit and watched a short lecture then got ready for therapy. We talked about how wonderful it's been to have my new buddy and how there's renewed courage to leave the house and go further than usual. I can't explain ...continue reading "Therapy Review: Managing Anxiety. Relief"


This is a rant rave but it's nothing huge or pressing. Okay, Dr. D said I haven't been speaking of my hobbies and that maybe I should widen out my friendship pool. He said a year ago I used to talk about the fish tanks, the aquarium club, Bob the fish guy and Bob the ...continue reading "Balancing therapy and hobbies – a rant"


Random.... WordPress sent me an anniversary alert to congratulate me for being with them for 10 years. It's been longer than that because I had sundrip.wordpress. I started on AOL then tried yahoo briefly. I moved to Blogger then WordPress before finally getting my own site using WordPress stuff. It's been a very long time ...continue reading "Ten"

For nearly three weeks I painted nothing. I sketched nothing. My paints, pens, inks, brushes and canvases sat without purpose as I struggled with an emotional issue that closed me off from everything. I knew I needed to paint but I couldn't, I just couldn't but it was suggested to me to start small, take ...continue reading "The Possession of Woe"

This is the third and final piece in the series called Renewed. Title:  Power Art by: Faith Magdalene Austin Stats: 5x9, acrylic paint, ink, crackle medium. The painting was first hand sealed then given an acrylic over lay seal. She is painted on mulberry paper mounted to an up-cycled foam board. 'Power' has been signed ...continue reading "Power"


She Listens to His Voice is No2 in the Renewed Series which has three paintings. The painting is 5 x7 on mulberry paper. The painting shows a young black child with two pony tails standing still in a field of flowers. She appears tired yet there is an air of hope about her. The young ...continue reading "She Listens to His Voice"

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